2013 Gérard Bertrand Merlot Réserve Spécial, Languedoc

This plum-centred wine is s rich with a polished oak veneer and a St Emilion-like grip and elegance. £8.99, Morrisons

2011 McGuigan the Shortlist Chardonnay

From McGuigan's superior Shortlist range, with tropical fruit and oak bringing a dry burgundian feel. £11, down from £13.97, until Thursday, Asda

2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Dark fruit with a spicy sourness. £20.15 – £21.99, Freerunjuice, Harrogate Wine, Noble Green, Philglas & Swigott, Valvona & Crolla, Noel Young